UNC & Greeley West To Host Old Chicago Northern Colorado Christmas Wrestling Tournament
GREELEY, Colo. -- The University of Northern Colorado and Greeley West High School will host the Old Chicago Northern Colorado Christmas Tournament on Dec. 19 and 20 in Butler-Hancock Hall.
The meet (48-team, Individual tournament) is the largest and arguably the toughest high school wrestling tournament in the state of Colorado. The meet will bring in schools from four states (Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Texas).
The tournament will include 13 ranked teams in the state of Colorado including No. 2-ranked Standley Lake (5A) and No. 1-ranked Fort Morgan (4A). The top five teams from last year's tournament return as well they include #1 Standley Lake, #2 Thompson Valley, #3 La Lunta, #4 Brush and #5 Centauri. The meet will also include the defending New Mexico (Class A-AAA) state champion Robertson HS.
Among the individuals competing in this year's tournament it will include: 67 Colorado individuals currently ranked in the top-four in their respective classes, 49 returning Colorado state place winners, nine returning Colorado state champions, 10 returning Colorado state runners-up, six returning Wyoming state place winners, three returning New Mexico state place winners and eight returning Christmas Tournament champions from 2002 and one from 2003.
Awards will be given to the top three teams, top eight individuals, lower weight outstanding wrestler, upper weight outstanding wrestler, pinning champion and top small school.
An all-session bracelet can be purchased for $24 (Adults) and $15 (Students). Single-session tickets are also available $8 (Adults) and $5 (Students). For more information contact UNC assistant wrestling coach George Thompson at 970-351-1832.
2003 Field of Teams
Adams City HS, Arapahoe HS, Boulder HS, Brighton HS, Broomfield HS, Brush HS, Canon City HS, Centauri HS, Centaurus HS, Cherry Creek HS, Cheyenne Central (Wyo.) HS, Cheyenne East (Wyo.) HS, Columbine HS, Denver South HS, Doherty HS, Erie HS, Fairview HS, Fort Collins HS, Fort Lupton HS, Fort Morgan HS, Greeley Central HS, Greeley West HS, Green Mountain HS, Highland HS, La Junta HS, Laramie (Wyo.) HS, Legacy HS, Lincoln HS, Loveland HS, Monarch HS, Mountain View HS, Northridge HS, Palmer HS, Platte Valley HS, Poudre HS, Riverton (Wyo.) HS, Robertson (N.M.) HS, Sheridan HS, Smokey Hill HS, Standley Lake HS, Strake Jesuit (Texas) HS, Thompson Valley HS, Thornton HS, University HS, Valley HS, Wheat Ridge HS, Widefield HS and Windsor HS
Fri., Dec. 19: 8 am Doors Open 9 am Round One (1st and 2nd Champs.) 2:30 pm Round Two (3rd Champ.) Consolation Rounds
Sat., Dec. 20: 8 am Doors Open 9 am Round Three (Quarterfinals/Semifinals 5th-7th Consolations/Medal Matches) 5 pm Finals, 3rd/4th and Awards